The First Ever High-Budget
Hollywood Movie Of Drifting
Already the third installment in "The Fast And The Furious" franchise. This time they've gone over the top by including the latest trend in motorsports: Drifting!
This is a great movie filled
with adrenaline-pumping action.
It is definitely more than the average car movie. Backed by a mind-boggling budget this movie is set to break all previous F&F movies records .
Usually all sequels tend to get worse than their predecessors and The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift also seems to be no different. The previous two installments were better in my opinion, but I have to say that the quality is still up there.
Lucas Black, played by Shawn Boswell, plays a highschool kid from the USA. With no friends Lucas is alone most of the times and he gets in the situation of having to race a rich-daddy's boy Viper in his old, but fast V8 Buick. This is how the Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift begins. A thrilling race where both guys completely total their car!
The boy is saved by his rich daddy and that leaves Shawn as the troublemaker. He has violated the law one time too many and has no option but to go to his father in Tokyo in order to avoid jail sentence. Very clever to send him to Japan, the land of car paradise!
Thrilling Action Scenes & JDM Action
His father, in the military, is well disciplined and gives Shawn a hard time by having to live by his rules. Shawn always seems to go against the rules and the same happens when he gets caught up in the underground world of drifting in Tokyo.
Although forbidden to drive by his father, one of his newly made friends Twinkie (Bow Wow) introduces him to a driving style never seen by him before.
Intrigued by this driving style he decides to get behind the wheel anyway, despite of his fathers warnings. He heads out to learn more about drifting and unknowingly takes on the challenge to race the "D.K." (Drift King) Takashi (Brian Tee), a drifter and nephew of a highly ranked Yakuza member. Takashi is a well respected person and of course Shawn has an eye on his girlfriend (Nathalie Kelley), stirring up the tension between these guys.
This triggers the adventure of awesome tricked-out rides, lots of JDM and an overdose of drifting action! The cars in this movie are just breathtaking.
Something that The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift hasn't cut its budget for ($7 Million USD for the cars alone) and is by itself something that you would buy the movie for. And not to forget that there are hot chicas everywhere!
Of course the real stars of this movie are
the Veilside RX-7, 350Z and the Evo!
The realism is pretty far-off in this movie and I've heard mixed opinions about The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift.
You shouldn't expect to learn anything about drifting, except for maybe that it is going sideways. It's a bad representation of the actual drift scene in Japan, but more than entertaining to watch!
It's a bit fake sometimes and makes the drift scene look way more glamorous than it really is. They even went as far as creating some CGI scenes showing the things that would normally be considered as near impossible, giving you an indication of what kind of realism they were aiming for.
But apart from that and Lucas Black's (Shawn) bad farmer accent, this movie is definitely worthwhile watching and a must-see for any gearhead! Two thumbs up!
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# of Disc(s):
Dolby Digital Plus 5.1
English, French, Spanish
English, French, Spanish